League of Arts Music Camp Instructor Bio


Chet Hogue / Dobro

Chet Hogue is a graduate of the United States Naval School of Music in Little Creek, Va. where he majored on guitar/keyboard and percussion. He toured extensively with the Navy band and ultimately worked in the U. S. Naval recording studios in Virginia Beach, Va. until the end of enlistment, and then completed graduate studies at Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, Pa. Over the next years, Chet performed with many of the local and national musicians and entertainers such as Joe Negri, Sandy Mason, Jack Jones, Frankie Avalon, Mama Cass Elliott, Charo, Sandler and Young, Al Martino, and was an integral member of the second generation Four Coins. He also was a featured player in the Pittsburgh jazz and classical guitar scene until moving to Kittanning in the early 80s. In the late 80s, his music tastes turned to bluegrass music and the Dobro . He frequented many of the local and national bluegrass festivals and attended many of the workshops that were given at that time by Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, Josh Graves, Rob Ickes, and Sally Van Meter. These provided him with the basic bluegrass music types from traditional to contemporary. He worked with Limited Edition from Warren, Ohio and Second Wind from Pittsburgh to mention some of the local bluegrass bands while maintaining a working relationship with Beard Guitars. Chet appears with many of the national bluegrass bands at nation wide bluegrass festivals and major trade shows for Beard Guitars.

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